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Atlantic City, on Absecon Island just off the midpoint of the Jersey shoreline, has been a tourist magnet since 1854, when Philadelphia speculators created it as a rail terminal resort. In 1909, at the peak of the seaside town's popularity, Baedeker wrote "there is something colossal about its vulgarity" – a glitzy, slightly monstrous quality that it sustains today. The real-life model for the modern version of the board game Monopoly, it has an impressive popular history, boasting the nation's first boardwalk (1870), the world's first Ferris wheel (1892), the first colour …
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New Jersey Korean War Memorial

This memorial, located in Brighton Park, was dedicated in July of 2000, partially funded by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). The prominent feature is a 12-foot-high ...

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White House Sub Shop

Since World War II, this sub shop has been a favorite sandwich joint for locals. It may be just a little place, but it is filled with character and history. A whole sandwich is 3 feet long and the rolls are baked fresh everyday, from Formica Brothers Bakery (just across the street). These sandwich artists really know what they are doingjust order the White House Special and you'll see what all the rave is about.